Walking on water

USA, Italy, 2018, 100 min.

Director

Andrey Paounov

Producer

Izabella Tzenkova,
Valeria Giampietro

Rights Holder

Autlook Filmsales

DOP

Martina Cocco, Pietro Daviddi, Simone D’Arcangelo, Antonio Ferrera, Snejina Latev, Anastas Petkov, Franco Piroli, Nevena Rashkova, Wedigo von Schultzendorff, Debora Vrizzi

Production

Kotva Films, Ring Film

WALKING ON WATER follows internationally renowned artist Christo on his quest to realize "The Floating Piers", originally conceived in 1970 in collaboration with his late wife Jeanne-Claude. In 2016, seven years after Jeanne-Claude's death, this stunning, site-specific masterpiece was finally cleared to be mounted on Italy's Lake Iseo at the foot of the Alps. But securing a location proved to be only the first step in a tumultuous process of creative problem solving. The film gives us a rare and entertaining look into the business of large-scale art production. In July 2018 "The Floating Piers" attracted over 1.2 million visitors.

HONORS
2018 Locarno IFF (Switzerland) – Official Selection
Toronto IFF (Canada) – Official Selection
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Andrey Paounov

Born in 1974 in Sofia. A Bulgarian writer and director best known for his non-fiction films, including GEORGI AND THE BUTTERFLIES (Silver Wolf winner, IDFA 2004), THE MOSQUITO PROBLEM AND OTHER STORIES (Cannes Critics’ Week 2007) and THE BOY WHO WAS KING (premiered at Toronto IFF 2011). His films have screened at over 150 international film festivals and received more than 40 awards. He is currently in pre-production on his first narrative feature, JANUARY.